Tiger Girl

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    Tiger Girl

    Directed by

    Germany

    2017

    90 min

    • English
    • German

    Fiction

    Having failed to get into the police force, Margarete takes up training as a security guard. One night she runs into a sexually agressive ex-colleague who insists on hailing a taxi to take her home to his place. Enter Tiger: short brown hair, a tough girl and a fighter, the cab driver. Realising that the situation is far from consensual, Tiger speeds off with Margarete, leaving her companion standing in the street. It won’t be the last time she rushes to Margarete’s aid. Tiger lives in an attic flat with two men. She knows how to wield a baseball bat. Stealing a uniform from security and renaming Margarete ‘Vanilla’, she begins to steer her life in a completely different direction.

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    Cast
    Ella Rumpf
    Maria-Victoria Dragus
    Enno Trebs
    Orce Feldschau
    SWISS
    Benjamin Lutzke
    Franz Rogowski
    Ulrik Bruchholz
    Lana Cooper
    Robert Gwisdek
    Screenplay
    Jakob Lass
    Ines Schiller
    Hannah Schopf
    Nico Woche
    Eva-Maria Reimer
    Cinematography
    Timon Schäppi
    Editing
    Gesa Jäger
    Adrienne Hudson
    Music
    Golo Schultz
    Sales
    PICTURE TREE INTERNATIONAL
    Production
    FOGMA

    Press

    Skipping any attempt at realism, Lass goes for the fun of overturning stereotypes and generally raising hell, though this is sometimes at the expense of making a deeper point. It should still click with a wide spectrum of young audiences.

    Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

    Jakob Lass

    Jakob Lass

    Germany

    Power and powerlessness, domination and submission are of great interest to me.

    Jakob Lass (b. 1981, Bavaria) studied directing at the Konrad Wolf Film and Television School in Potsdam-Babelsberg. He has made more than a dozen short films that have screened and won awards at numerous festivals. His feature film LOVE STEAKS (2013) won the Lions Film Award at Rotterdam IFF and his film TIGER GIRL (2017) premiered at Berlin IFF. In 2008, he and his brother Tom founded Lass Bros productions. He lives and works in Berlin.

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